Image: 26.7 x 37.9 cm (10 1/2 x 14 15/16 in.)
Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1950.434
© José Clemente Orozco / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico
Catalogue raisonné: Hopkins 4; Orozco 11
Edition: edition of 100
The optimistic detail featured in this lithograph contrasts with other portions of the mural it comes from, which presented a starker view of the Mexican Revolution.
Alongside David Alfaro Siqueiros and Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco became known as one of los tres grandes—the three great artists who aimed to develop a distinctively Mexican art after the country’s revolution. This lithograph relates to Orozco’s 1926 mural The Family, completed for the National Preparatory School in Mexico City. The detail featured here shows a mother, child, and grandchild, emphasizing the continuity of Mexican culture.
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